The Foster + Partners design practice had its roots in 1967 when Norman Foster (now Lord Norman Foster) founded Foster Associates, four years after co-founding Team 4. Lord Foster had originally studied at Manchester University’s School of Architecture and City Planning and gained a Masters Degree in Architecture at Yale. Since 1967 the firm has developed to become one of the world’s best known architectural practices and is based in London with offices worldwide.
Foster + Partners yachts translate much of the ground-breaking design that the practice employs in its land-based projects to create distinctive designs. Foster’s first superyacht was the striking, military themed Lürssen 58.5 metre superyacht Izanami (now Ronin) built for a Japanese owner. Foster followed Izanami with the interior design of the 30.45 metre Wally Dark Shadow in 2002, and recently hit the headlines again with the futuristically styled 41m YachtPlus fractional share yachts Ocean Emerald, Ocean Pearl and Ocean Sapphire. Foster + Partners superyacht interior designs also include the acclaimed Perini Navi 56.9 metre Panthalassa.
The Foster + Partners interior design and architecture portfolio covers an extraordinary range of buildings from residences to office blocks, skyscrapers, galleries and airports. Among many architectural masterpieces, Foster + Partners designs include the brand new clubhouse of the Yacht Club de Monaco, officially opened in 2014.